Top Festivals To Visit And Celebrate

These are some of the most popular festivals and cultural events from around the globe that we would love to attend.

This four-day-long festival atracts over a million visitors each year. This super cool dance festival mainly takes place in Rio de Janeiro in early February. The main attraction is the Sambódromo parade, where community groups compete against each other for the title of the ‘best samba school’.

This famous two-week festival features parades headed by ‘Kings’ and ‘Queens’ leading garish floats manned by ‘krewes’ who throw trinkets to the crowds. This parade usually takes place in New Orleans, usually in early January.

Anyone that enjoys throwing stuff at people will be sure to love this tomato festival. Imagine tens of thousands of people who come for a week-long celebration of Buñol’s patron saint. Apparently, 120,000kgs of tomatoes are used by participants who dive in and throw the fruit at each other until the streets run red.

Holi is a spring festival where you get to throw colourful paint and water balloons on people without feeling guilty! People take extreme delight in spraying coloured water on each other or simply throwing a bucket full of water over someone. There is also a lot of singing, dancing and even a fun bonfire event.

Solis is a new Beach Music Festival that will headline some of the world’s hottest, trendiest and most popular artists within the Live Music & EDM genre. This is based on a fresh and casual concept of an all-day beach experience hosting the world’s best and trendiest artists and DJs at Nassimi Beach, on Atlantis The Palm.

The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival is a three-day annual festival that takes place in California. The event features many genres of music including alternative rock, hip-hop, and electronic music, as well as large sculptural art.

This two-day festival is Mexico’s ’Day of the Dead’, where people celebrate the reunion of relatives with their dearly departed loved ones. One should expect colourful costumes, lots of food, drinks, skeletons, parties in cemeteries, and mariachi bands performing next to graves. This beautiful, moving spectacle will demystify your fear of entering a cemetery and/or dying.

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